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Book: The Five-Minute Linguist

Chapter: 33. Can Someone 'Sound Gay'?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.38153


Whether someone can ‘sound gay’ depends on a listener having stereotyped assumptions of how gay people supposedly talk. Because such judgements are based on stereotypes, there is no direct relationship between how one speaks and their sexual orientation.

Chapter Contributors

  • Rusty Barrett ( - rusty) 'University of Kentucky'